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Can consistently stand sections be caused by hormonal imbalance

By Anonymous February 23, 2016 - 8:38pm
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Can consistently yeast infections be caused by hormonal imbalance

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question - it 's a great one!

A vaginal yeast infection is caused by a yeast fungus. The fungus is called Candida albicans . While yeast is common in the vagina, it can cause problems when it grows excessively. This excess growth causes the uncomfortable symptoms.

However, there can certainly be a hormonal component. Women who are on the birth control pill or HRT are more likely to get them. Women who have low estrogen levels or high estrogen levels are also more prone to them. Some women find they get infections when pregnant or around the time of their periods so hormones can certainly be a factor.

Ways to help prevent them:

--Avoid douching
--Don't use scented tampons, pads, bubble baths or feminine hygiene sprays
--Wear cotton underwear and loose-fitting pants or skirts.
--Avoid tight-fitting underwear or pantyhose
--Change out of wet clothes, such as swimsuits or workout attire, as soon as possible
--Stay out of hot tubs or very hot baths

If you feel a hormonal imbalance is causing yeast infections, talk to your doctor.

You can read more on frequent yeast infections here: http://www.empowher.com/yeast-infection/content/why-do-i-keep-getting-yeast-infections


February 24, 2016 - 6:26am
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